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Old 08-05-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Question: On a recent domestic flight, I noticed the flight attendants take the beverage cart and block the aisle at the front of the plane between the passengers and the front lavatory. I then saw one of the pilots come out of the cockpit and enter the lavatory.

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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This is news? It's been going on for several years. Usually it's either a male FA or the largest/strongest of the females if there is no male on board.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I've often noticed this as well. Once while sitting in the front row of the steerage class, I watched as a couple of the 1st class passengers went in followed by the flight attendant who first blocked the aisle with her cart. Then both of the pilots came out of the cockpit and also entered the lavatory. I noticed nobody else was left at the front of the plane so I got up and opened the door and in front of me was a ladder going down. I heard a commotion going on and went down the ladder to discover what was going on! I snapped this picture with my cell phone before they kicked me out of there...

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Old 08-06-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Airports all over the world
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I've often noticed this as well. Once while sitting in the front row of the steerage class, I watched as a couple of the 1st class passengers went in followed by the flight attendant who first blocked the aisle with her cart. Then both of the pilots came out of the cockpit and also entered the lavatory. I noticed nobody else was left at the front of the plane so I got up and opened the door and in front of me was a ladder going down. I heard a commotion going on and went down the ladder to discover what was going on! I snapped this picture with my cell phone before they kicked me out of there...
You were very lucky that you were only kicked out. Usually when someone stumbles across one of our secrets, we slap a luggage tag on that person and load him with the rest of the bags that are never seen again.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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You were very lucky that you were only kicked out. Usually when someone stumbles across one of our secrets, we slap a luggage tag on that person and load him with the rest of the bags that are never seen again.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Years? They've been doing this for decades. I think that it's considered a job perq.

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This is news? It's been going on for several years. Usually it's either a male FA or the largest/strongest of the females if there is no male on board.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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LOL! at Genghis and Alaskan Mutt!

Thanks for the laughs!
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